A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo in El Salvador on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/07/16 / 2016-07-09 17:29:37 / July 9, 2016 @ 5:29 pm. The temblor was reported at 11:29:37 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -88.7306 West, latitude 12.6488 North, depth = 68.1 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 68.1 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006281. Unique identifier: us10006281.
Nearby country/countries, El Salvador (c. 6 052 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Zacatecoluca, San Rafael Oriente, Chirilagua. Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Usulután (c. 51 900 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Zacatecoluca (c. 39 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from San Rafael Oriente (c. 19 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Puerto El Triunfo (c. 19 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from El Tránsito (c. 9 500 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Jiquilisco (c. 9 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Chirilagua (c. 6 400 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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